Today, VIZ Media announced its slate of manga and book releases for next month, with Dragon Ball: A Visual History and Levius/Est leading the pack. Whether you want some coming-of-age tales with A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow or want to delve into Transformers: A Visual History, there is something for everyone next month.
DRAGON BALL: A VISUAL HISTORY By Akira Toriyama
MSRP: $34.99 U.S. / $46.99 CAN · Available November 12th
A comprehensive art book showcasing manga art, additional promotional material, creator commentary and notes/sketches/posters, from throughout the history of the original DRAGON BALL series, all featured in a beautifully slipcased hardcover book with a dust jacket.
TRANSFORMERS: A VISUAL HISTORY By Jim Sorenson
Standard Edition and Limited Edition
Standard Edition MSRP: $49.99 U.S. / $69.99 CAN · Limited Edition MSRP: $99.99 U.S. / $125.00 CAN · Available November 12th
One of the world’s most popular franchises, Transformers has been delighting fans since 1984. Now, in this deluxe hardcover celebration, Hasbro reveals behind-the-scenes production sketches, beautifully polished final art, and everything in-between. From the obscure to the iconic, this book features packaging artwork, animation models, video game designs, comic pages, and, for the first time ever, production artwork from all six Paramount live-action films! Lovingly curated by Transformers expert Jim Sorenson, this is the most comprehensive collection of Transformers imagery ever assembled.
The deluxe limited edition comes packaged in a beautiful collector’s box with an exclusive variant cover design and five gorgeous and frame-ready prints showcasing art from across the franchise!
A TROPICAL FISH YEARNS FOR SNOW By Makoto Hagino
MSRP: $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN · Rated ‘T’ for Teens · Available November 12th
When her dad gets a job overseas, Konatsu Amano has to leave the Tokyo life she’s always known and relocate to a small seaside town to stay with her aunt. The move also means starting a new school surrounded by complete strangers, and it’s a lot to handle for a girl who has trouble with change. But on her first day in her new town, Konatsu is instantly drawn to Koyuki, an older girl who is the sole member of the Aquarium Club. Konatsu’s introverted tendencies are hard for her to overcome, but maybe she’s found something worth coming out of her shell for?
LEVIUS/EST By Haruhisa Nakata
MSRP: $12.99 U.S. / $17.99 CAN · Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens
Available November 19th
It’s the 19th century, and the world has entered the Era of Rebirth, recovering from the devastating flames of war. The sport of Mechanical Martial Arts has galvanized the nations. Cybernetically augmented fighters turn their blood into steam and their bodies into brutal fighting—and killing—machines. Young Levius is one of those arena battlers, hell-bent on winning in order to simply survive.
LEVIUS/EST is the ongoing sequel series to LEVIUS, which is also published by VIZ Media and available now.
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